Teacher academic optimism and collaboration the catalyst for parent trust, parent involvement, parent collaboration, and school effectiveness

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dc.contributor Mitchell, Roxanne M.
dc.contributor Tarter, Clemens John
dc.contributor Westbrook, Philip
dc.contributor Dagley, David L.
dc.contributor Tomek, Sara
dc.contributor.advisor Mitchell, Roxanne M.
dc.contributor.author Harris, Vivian Bishop
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-26T14:24:27Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-26T14:24:27Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002193
dc.identifier.other Harris_alatus_0004D_12558
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/3047
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This study examines teacher academic optimism and teacher perception of collaboration with parents as they correlate with parent trust in school, parent perception of collaboration, parent involvement, and school effectiveness. The sample included 240 teachers and 214 parents from 7 elementary schools located in Northern Alabama. The research methodology utilized in this study included correlation analysis and regressions to test the effects of the independent variables separately and collectively with the dependent variables. The findings were that teacher academic optimism is significantly correlated to parent trust in the school, parent involvement, and school effectiveness even while controlling for percent of free and reduced lunch and years of teaching experience. Implications from the study may provide school administrators with new insights into ways teacher academic optimism and teacher perception of collaboration work within the organizational to promote parent involvement, parent perception of collaboration, parent trust in the school and school effectiveness.
dc.format.extent 127 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Education
dc.subject.other Elementary education
dc.title Teacher academic optimism and collaboration the catalyst for parent trust, parent involvement, parent collaboration, and school effectiveness
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.discipline Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ed.D.


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